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Akash GG
Works at Sotravic Ltee
Attended Tertiary: University of Mauritius (Faculty of Law & Management)
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If only I had known this a quarter-century ago...
A new study finds 1980s heavy metal fans have matured into responsible adults.
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Letter to future me: re-read this in 8 years' time, and we'll see how we've managed in rearing our adorable children...
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"Gone now in a field of dreams...
Gone where all dreams go..."
Comes back to close the loop on "Sky Blue"'s "Rain City"...?

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It appears that my previous comments disappeared somehow, so I'll try to elaborate more on what may be required now:

"Extreme Metal 2: the slower side of extreme": the first "Extreme Metal" episode focussed on the extremely fast and heavy side of extreme metal, and made a grave omission on the extremely slow and extremely "un-heavy" side of metal. Consider those who, inspired by Black Sabbath, persisted in creating the 'slow dirge' feeling - Sleep and Pentagram are the prime examples. Those who were persuaded that they could suffocate their listeners were in the vein of Thergothon. Others added a tinge of gothic to the sombre  atmosphere (My Dying Bride, Anathema) to yield picturesque soundscapes - Paradise Lost, the innovators who pursued their experimentations with Depeche Mode / Sisters of Mercy inspirations without loosing their deeply melancholic tone. In snail-pace metal, other worthy examples are Yob or beat-less Sunn(((0)))...

Some time before that, the likes of Skyclad ventured out with non-metal/wind instruments from their ancestry to give a really bucolic tint to their sound - folk metal, later followed by the likes of Orphaned Land who blended in their local folk instruments to give thoroughly entertaining albums... Nowadays, bands like Alcest or Gnaw their Tongues regularly produce best-of-year metal albums...

Ah, I have to stop somewhere.

But still there are these very much "un-trve" metal bands which created strongly followed undercurrents like prog metal, djent, metalcore/deathcore/emo-whatever-core..

But there are also geniuses like Devin Townsend and Ihsahn... Devin started out as a vocalist for shred-master Steve Vai and then ventured out on his own to give fantastic albums under Strapping Young Lad, Ocean Machine and then the Devin Townsend Band; Ihsahn was the guitarist/vocalist of the mighty Emperor, but then drifted out to his own project which is not scared of adding wind-instruments into his own brew of blackish metal...

And then there is the "post-metal" etiquette glued to formidable bands like Neurosis (first with a slap-in-the-face album 'Souls at Zero'), and then Isis, and then Russian Circles with improbable chord progressions...
ah! I'm forgetting many others probably, but that's ample proof of how dynamic metal is as genre - and I don't many other genres where people give so much importance to bands' albums (not singles) and on their live performances as proof of their integrity...

Dear Mr Dunn, you sure have a career opening in front of you! :-)

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Even if Dunn just mentions Doom metal - extreme not only means extremely fast, but also extremely slow, not only very heavy, but also very ethereal - I did not feel bad at all: this 'extreme' label so aptly encompasses the widest, most diverse of sounds, from Devin Townsend's 'Physicist' to Yob or Sunn((0)), from Gnaw Their Tongues to Alcest...
I have to agree that the genre that was initially omitted is actually the one that's the most sustainable over all the others which have already peaked. What a very well constructed conclusion!

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Unbelievable! I thought tracks from 'Ocean Machine' had been long forgotten and buried... And they worked the background videos to illustrate very concisely the song's concept...
Can we dream of 'Voices in the Fan' some day...?
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I 200% agree with you...me just came out of 40 days fasting...Saturday had non-veggies and stomach still upset about it...!
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Individual track rating:


Hmm... I've been repulsed by 'Ghost', attracted to 'Deconstruction', and hooked on Ocean Machine / Punky Bruester  and all SYL + DTB albums for ages. But this one shines through all his previous productions, and I'd give the following ratings on 'Sky Blue':
"Rejoice"  3/5
"Fallout"  3/5
"Midnight Sun"  4/5
"A New Reign"  5/5
"Universal Flame" 4/5
"Warrior" 3/5
"Sky Blue"  4/5
"Silent Militia"  4.5/5
"Rain City"  5/5
"Forever"  4/5
"Before We Die" 5/5
"The Ones Who Love"  5/5
I wonder how he intends to play gems like 'Rain City' or the 'Silent Militia' crowd-mover in live settings...

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Uh oh... if Lars finds this video, your days are counted, bro...

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at 03:22 the contrast of van Giersbergen's clean vocals played live on such a brutal track from 'Physicist' is quite stunning...
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Thank you for the upload...
Any more live tracks from 'Sky Blue', please anyone?
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Claims Engineer
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Commercial / Contractual matters (claims, forensic delay analysis), Business Development
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  • Sotravic Ltee
    Contracts Engineer, 2003 - present
    Contract Administration: contractual claims, forensic delay analylsis Commercial Management: Tenders, Claims, Arbitration, Legal Support Business Developement: SWOT analysis and TOWS matrix analysis for innovation
  • University of Mauritius
    Project Engineer, 2001 - 2002
    Air Pollution Monitoring Unit - APMU Mauritius Sugar Authority / University of Mauritius joint project for - Stack / chimney smoke emissions testing as per US Code of Federal Regulations - Ambient air quality testing as per US Code of Federal Regulations - Quality control according to sampling programmes and protocol - consulting on environmental performance of combustion processes (Priority sugar factories during harvest season)
  • Maxifloor
    Site Engineer, 2003 - 2003
    Site Engineer - Demolition / Renovation Works for Shell Service Station of Beau Bassin: - Demolition under strict Health & Safety guidelines of Shell (Int’l) - Reconstruction of a retaining wall - Construction of column bases and stubs Groundwork successfully handed over to superstructure erection specialists.
  • University of Mauritius
    Part-time Lecturer, 2002 - 2002
    Responsible for lecturing Intro to IT to students in Diploma in Land Surveying with an adapted curriculum
  • Société Ramdin & Freres
    Site Engineer, 2003 - 2003
    Site Agent on project for development for a housing estate: residential housing estate was successfully handed over to client in June 2003 despite abnormally abundant rainfall in April -March 2003. - selection / appointment of subcontractors - site supervision of works for sewer mains and house connections, water works and road works - preparation/analysis/vetting of subcontractor’s monthly applications for payment and claims
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  • Tertiary: University of Mauritius (Faculty of Law & Management)
    Masters in Business Administration, 2010 - 2012
  • Primary: Nundkishore Saddul Government School
    1982 - 1987
  • Secondary: John Kennedy College
    1988 - 1995
  • Tertiary: University of Mauritius (Faculty of Engineering)
    BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, 1996 - 2001
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